University PhD Council

The University PhD Council (UPC) is a committee including representatives of PhD councils from each faculty from the TU Delft (see below).

Indeed, while many decisions are addressed within faculties, several others are managed centrally. Our goal is to be receptive of difficulties PhDs face that can be addressed at the university level, and make sure these are communicated to the relevant actors, together with possible solutions/policies. We identify common issues across faculties via our representatives from the Faculty PhD Councils (FPCs). The Graduate School often requires us to provide feedback on matters that concerns PhDs, such as Doctoral Education. Our focus is not only inside TU Delft, but also outside. We are in connection with other universities in The Netherlands through the PhD Network Netherlands (PNN).

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Communication Officer

UPC is looking for a communication officer! Would you like to contribute to the umbrella organisation of all PhD candidates in Delft? Would you like to get involved in identifying and mitigating common PhD issues?

A communication officer has some of the following responsibilities (is negotiable):

  • Plan meetings.
  • Contact with faculty PhD councils.
  • Coordinate website content (news updates etc.).
  • Communication with external parties (e.g., PNN, interviews).

Are you looking for a little diversity in your work and would you like to meet lots of other PhD candidates? Please contact us!